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July 2016 Edition
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Reducing Cost + Improving Performance In... Smallsat Ground Systems, By Matthew Prechtel, Business Area Director, RT Logic, a Kratos Technology + Training Solutions Company
The growth of the smallsat industry has been driven by design and manufacturing advances that have reduced satellite size, production costs and time by orders of magnitude; and by new and cutting-edge launch technologies that are driving down launch costs.
 
Executive Spotlight: Curt Blake, President, Spaceflight Inc.
Curt Blake is the President of Spaceflight Services, and previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. 
 
A NorthTelecom Perspective: Mind Your Supply Chain, By Mahdi Mehrabi, Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director, Asia, NorthTelecom
Satellite industry structure and trends, opportunities and the threats of new technologies were discussed by Mahdi Mehrab during a panel discussion at the recent APSAT 2016 event.
 
Small Ideas Can Result In Big Successes, Satnews Publishers is delighted to announce the SmallSat Symposium—Silicon Valley 2017
One of the fastest growing market sectors within the satellite industry is... smallsats.
 
Further Evolution In Satellite Technology, By Darren Ludington, Senior Director of Sales, iDirect, + Alvaro Sanchez, Sales & Marketing Director, Integrasys
Rural areas across the globe are lacking connectivity, especially in Latin America, Asia and Africa. 
 
Finding The Value In The Data Driven World, A single data point is likely connected to billions of other data points.
What is the value of geospatial data?
 
Mobile Satellite Services In LATAM... The Opportunities + The Challenges, By J. Alberto Palacios, Chief Executive Officer, Globalsat Group
The decrease in growth and even contraction in activities related to oil & gas as well as mining are often referred to as the cause of negative effects on satellite services in Latin America (LATAM).
 
A Look At A Disruptor: Clyde Space, Pioneering new technology for an evolving space industry, Clyde Space has disrupted the utility value of nanosatellites
Clyde Space is a trusted innovator and supplier of smallsat solutions and has forged a highly regarded reputation over 10 years of fostering the smallsat market and building an extensive mission heritage. 
 
A Dynamic Opportunity For Teleports... IoT, By Robert Bell and Randall Barney, World Teleport Association
The Internet of Things, also known as Machine-to-Machine (M2M), is hardly a new market for the satellite industry. 
 
A Frontrunner For Smallsat Services: SSC, By Guillermo Bosch, Senior Vice President, Sales + Marketing, Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
Space is in the midst of its own renaissance—this is seen with the number of launches managed by great companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin all paving the way forward with emerging capabilities.
 
The Bebop 2 "Leisure Drone" + Additive Manufacturing, By Matteo Levoni Bemposti, Engineer, Head of Reverse Engineering, CRP Technology
Parrot’s Bebop 2 is a prime example of how professional 3D printing and Windform materials helped in the construction of this first "leisure drone."
 
Interconnections: Smallsat Signal Integrity , Space is one of the harshest and most severe environments imaginable
On any given day, approximately 2,300 man-made satellites are orbiting the Earth’s surface.
 
"NewSpace" To Ground... Kongsbergs Key Solutions, By Stig-Are-Thrana, US Sales Director, Kongsberg
KSAT adapted ideas and solutions early on to form the KSAT lite network by understanding the mindset of the company’s NewSpace customers.
 
ESAs Fly Your Satellite! Mission, The painstaking preparations to make sure that something does not go wrong has been a key lesson for the students.
For three student teams, the dream of building and working on a real space mission is coming true—at 01:50 CEST (23:50 GMT) on April 26th, a trio of student-built CubeSats were released into space as part of European Space Agency’s (ESA) Education Office ‘Fly Your Satellite!’ program.
 
AIS: Saving Lives, Improving Maritime Safety, By Andrew Loretta, Director, Maritime Business Development, ORBCOMM
Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a technology that has been adopted by vessels for collision avoidance.
 
An IRG Workshop @ Telenor Satellite, By Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)
In early May, IRG headed to Norway for a workshop that was hosted by Telenor with a drinks reception courtesy of VeriSat and an evening dinner provided by Kratos.
 
A Millennium Space Systems Focus: Advancing The Smallsat Cause, By Jason Kim, Director of Strategic Planning, Millennium Space Systems
Millennium Space Systems is a vertically integrated provider of affordable, small to medium sized, advanced spacecraft and constellations to support LEO, MEO, GEO, and deep space missions. 
 
CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum 2016: Post-Show Report, Nine high-level panels discussed a wide range of topics
The emergence of new technologies in the satellite industry, including the arrival of HTS GSO and NGSO systems, is prompting the industry to embrace a substantial shift, from offering one-size-fits-all capacity to creating value propositions better tailored to customers’ fast-growing, diverse demand and the price pressures in dynamic economic circumstances. 
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